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August 4, 2022 Thursday 1430-1515 HKT
Topic: Adapted Physical Education – Human Rights and Sustainable Development
Ms. Catherine CARTY
UNESCO Chair Project Manager
Senior Lecturer, Health & Leisure Studies, Munster Technological University, Ireland

August 4, 2022 Thursday 1515-1600 HKT
Topic: Using Paralympic School Day as a Model for a Professional Development for Physical Educators
Prof. Martin BLOCK
Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Virginia, USA

Martin BLOCK is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Kinesiology for Individuals with Disabilities (KID) Program. Professor Block is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, 20 chapters in books, and 5 books on physical education for children with disabilities. His research focuses on inclusion of children with disabilities in general physical education and promoting physical activity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Professor Block is the past president of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA), and he has been a consultant with Special Olympics International.

August 5, 2022 Friday 0900-0945 HKT
Topic: TGMD-3: Measurement, Applications, and Research Involving Children with Developmental Disabilities
Prof. Dale ULRICH
Professor Emeritus, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, USA

Dr. ULRICH is an Emeritus Professor in Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. He was a Professor at Indiana University for 13 years prior to moving to Michigan.


He has published more than 90 peer reviewed journal articles and made more than 200 research and professional presentations at national and international conferences. In the past 5 years, his research publications have been cited by other researchers more than 3,500 times.


Dale’s most cited work is for his TGMD 1 (1985), 2 (2000), and 3 (2019) and his infant treadmill training research to reduce the delay in walking onset seen in the Down syndrome population.


Dale has been awarded International Fellowships to train many European & Asian graduate students in Adapted Physical Activity research and assessment at: Palacky University in the Czech Republic, the Katholic University in Belgium, The Norwegian University of Sport Science in Oslo Norway, The University of Dortmund in Germany, East China Normal University in Shanghai China, & Beijing Sport University in China.


He has mentored 19 doctoral and post-doctoral students and 5 international scholars and as a result, in 2016 he was awarded the prestigious University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School’s, Distinguished Graduate Student Mentor Award. This was the first for a faculty member in the School of Kinesiology.


As a result of his productivity over a long career, he has received multiple awards from Education organizations including in 2005 he was elected as a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.


Recently, the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) decided to begin awarding a scholarly Leadership Award starting in 2020 and decided to name the award after Dale.


What Dale is most proud of is receiving 4 university teaching awards at the University of Michigan and Indiana University.

August 5, 2022 Friday 1415-1500 HKT
Topic: Neurocognitive Benefits of Exercise in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Prof. TSAI Chia Liang Andy
Distinguished Professor, Institute of Physical Education, Health and Leisure Studies, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Prof. TSAI is a faculty member in the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan for Exercise Science and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory. My research is not only interested in children diagnosed with motor impairments but also extends to the elderly, especially those who present with neurodegenerative diseases. Exercise and neurocognitive/biochemical parameters are main variables in my experiments. The central challenge of all of my works is to better understand whether physical exercise leading to improved physical fitness may have non-pharmacological remediative effects on the functional integrity of the brain and cognition, and further slow/retard the progress of these diseases in individuals with disabilities.

August 6, 2022 Saturday 0900-0945 HKT
Topic: Did We Jump on the Wrong Bandwagon? Challenging our Assumptions about Inclusion in High Performance Sport for Persons with Disabilities
Prof. David LEGG
Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education, Mount Royal University, Canada
David LEGG is a Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. As a volunteer he is the past President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and past board member for the 2015 Pan Parapan American Games in Toronto. David has also served on the International Paralympic Committee’s Sport Science Committee. He is the current President of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity.



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August 5, 2022 Friday 0945-1015 HKT
Topic: Adapted Physical Activity Research and Program Development in Mainland China
Prof. Chunxiao LI
Professor, School of Physical Education & Sports Science, South China Normal University, China
Dr. Chunxiao LI is currently a professor of adapted physical activity, School of Physical Education and Sports Science, South China Normal University (SCNU). Before joining SCNU, he was a faculty member at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  His research primarily focuses on adapted physical activity, disability inclusion, mindfulness, and talent development environment. He has been involved in more than 20 research projects and published over 60 research articles in respected journals including Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. He has a Google h-index of 23. He is an editorial board member for several peer-reviewed English journals.
Prof. Yandan WU
Professor, School of Physical Education & Sports Science, Fujian Normal University, China

Dr. Yandan WU is currently a “Bao Chen Distinguished Professor” of adapted physical activity, School of Physical Education & Sports Science, Fujian Normal University. Yandan is one of the top adapted physical activity scholars in China. She is the deputy director of the Sports Committee of China Research Society for the Development of Disabled Persons. Over the past ten years or so, she has published several books and over 50 research articles on adapted physical activity. She has also received over 20 competitive research grants, including the National Social Science Fund (China).

August 5, 2022 Friday 1500-1530 HKT
Topic: New Technology and Application Related to Sport Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities
Prof. Omar HINDAWI
Professor, College of Physical Education and Sport Science, Hashemite University, Jordan

Omar HINDAWI is a Professor and past Dean at the Hashemite University in Jordan in the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science. He is the President of Middle East Federation of Adapted Physical Activity and a representative of the Middle East region in the IFAPA. Hindawi is the innovator of the Global Application of Adapted Exercises for persons with Disabilities in six international languages. He was appointed as Supervisor and Expert of Sports for Persons with Disabilities for the Middle East by DAAD. He published tens articles and a book “Creativity in Selection of Physical and Sport Activities for Persons with Disability”.

August 6, 2022 Saturday 0945-1015 HKT
Topic: Promoting Health-Enhancing Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities
Prof. Jooyeon JIN
Associate Professor, Department of Sport Science, The University of Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Jooyeon JIN is an Associate Professor in Dept. of Sport Science at University of Seoul (UOS), Korea where he serves as a director of Adapted Physical Activity and Health Laboratory. He completed his Ph.D. in 2012 at Oregon State University and worked as an assistant professor in Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA before joining UOS in 2016. His research and scholarship seek to promote health-enhancing physical activity for individuals with disabilities through diverse approaches. Dr. Jin has served in many external committees related to APA and four editorial boards of academic journals.



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August 4, 2022 Thursday 1615-1730 HKT
Topic: A Synopsis on Adapted Physical Activity in Asian Regions
Moderator: Dr. Jane YU
ZJU-100 Young Professor, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, Zhejiang University, China
Secretary General, Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE)
Dr. Jane YU is ZJU100 Young Professor at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, College of Education, Zhejiang University in China. Her research interests include motor skills development and the development of effective physical activity interventions for health promotion in children and youth with and without disabilities. Jane has published her work widely in top-tier international peer-reviewed journals and participated in a series of cutting-edge research projects. Currently, Jane is Secretary General of the Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE) and board member of the Early Childhood Development Committee of the China Maternal and Child Health Association.
Presenters: Representatives from different Asian regions

August 6, 2022 Saturday 1030-1145 HKT
Topic: Promoting Physical Activity among Children and Adolescents with Disabilities through Global Disability Alliance
Moderator: ​Dr. Kwok NG
Vice-President, International Federation in Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA); European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA)
Kwok NG, PhD holds the Docent title, "Health Promotion and Adapted Physical Activity" and dual affiliations with the University of Limerick, Ireland and University of Eastern Finland, Finland. He is the current Vice President of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity ( and the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity ( He is the guest editor of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly special issue on the extension to the Global Matrix on Physical Activity Report cards for Children and Adolescents with disabilities. Follow his works and social media on
Presenters: TBC

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